Can anyone recommend a Intro/Overview to the bible resource?

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Derek Browning | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 8 2011 3:43 PM

I plan to lead a group through a class about the bible, not getting into the bible per-se, but the doctrine of scripture, cannon of scripture, intro hermeneutics, overview of each book, etc.

I'd like it to be somewhat evangelical in nature, but also prepare people for personal bible-study as well.

Any recommendations?

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 3:54 PM

One set, a bit dated, but good, is Bill Bright's 10 Basic Steps.  There are books on the Scripture (5), Old Testament (9), and the New Testament (10).  Each book (or rather booklet) consists of eight lessons on the subject under discussion.  Originally designed for college students, they seem a bit simplistic.  However, if you are  looking for something for new believers, they may fill the bill. 

Another book that might fill the bill is Henrietta Mears What the Bible Is All About.  I do not believe the book is available in LOGOS, but it has a chapter overview of each book with key verses, themes, and author introductions.  It does not focus on the first set of topics you listed, but does a good job of giving the overview you mentioned,

I am sure others will suggest additional materials.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 4:07 PM

The Holman Bible Handbook covers all those topics.  I haven't used it that much, but it's a part of every Logos 4 base package ('cept Orig. Lang.) so you can check it out yourself.

Here's the TOC:

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Vincent Setterholm | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 4:18 PM

I found these useful:

http://www.logos.com/product/5113/the-writings-of-the-new-testament

http://www.logos.com/product/5097/introduction-to-the-hebrew-bible

Both say "this product is a CD-ROM" but I'm fairly certain that what you actually get is a print book + CD-ROM. Someone in sales could verify. Depending on how much hermeneutics you want to get into, you might add:

http://www.logos.com/product/3182/the-hermeneutical-spiral

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 4:33 PM

Vincent Setterholm:

I found these useful:

http://www.logos.com/product/5113/the-writings-of-the-new-testament

http://www.logos.com/product/5097/introduction-to-the-hebrew-bible

Both say "this product is a CD-ROM" but I'm fairly certain that what you actually get is a print book + CD-ROM. Someone in sales could verify. Depending on how much hermeneutics you want to get into, you might add:

http://www.logos.com/product/3182/the-hermeneutical-spiral

I was about to recommend four books, but I see Vincent has listed the first two books (The Writings of the New Testament by Luke Timothy Johnson and Introduction to the Hebrew Bible) that I was going to list.  

The third book is Exploring the New Testament World (http://www.logos.com/product/2411/exploring-the-new-testament-world)

The fourth book is An Introduction to the New Testament (http://www.logos.com/product/2944/an-introduction-to-the-new-testament)

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Ronald Quick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 4:45 PM

Vincent Setterholm:

I found these useful:

http://www.logos.com/product/5113/the-writings-of-the-new-testament

http://www.logos.com/product/5097/introduction-to-the-hebrew-bible

Both say "this product is a CD-ROM" but I'm fairly certain that what you actually get is a print book + CD-ROM. Someone in sales could verify. Depending on how much hermeneutics you want to get into, you might add:

http://www.logos.com/product/3182/the-hermeneutical-spiral

 

The Writings of the New Testament looks like a very good book.  I have not read it from cover to cover, but have looked through some sections.  It does include both the print and cd copy.  I would be hesitant about using it for a Bible class because it is over 600 pages long (700 if you include the index).  However, if you have people who are not allergic to reading they may like it.

 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 5:44 PM

The others have mentioned great resources.  Now here's one I think could be a great supplement to your studies: The Handbook to Bible Study Morris Proctor highly recommends this one on his Inductive Bible Study with Logos Bible Software booklet.  

 

D.A.

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Derek Browning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 5:54 PM

Thanks for pointing that out...I've used this resource before, but never thought about it from a macro-level.

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Derek Browning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 8 2011 5:55 PM

Thanks to all for your resource suggestions. I appreciate it!

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